Sigma Designs have announced that it’s EM8522L media processor has been selected by Panasonic, to power the AnyPlay P-DVR, as a joint effort with Comcast Corporation.
The co-branded DVR, the first portable DVR player powered by Tru2way technology, will allow recording at home, while customers still get the benefits expected from the portable device.
Features include Digital video recording, 60GB memory, 8.5” folding LCD screen, integrated speakers and dual audio headphone jacks.
According to Panasonic/Comcast, this model will be available early 2009.
“We’re pleased that Sigma’s advanced EM8622L SoC is powering the video processing of such an innovative Panasonic product,” said Ken Lowe, VP of strategic marketing at Sigma Designs. “This announcement highlights the breadth of consumer electronics products powered by Sigma from HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players in the living room to mobile devices that can offer consumers the best video experience everywhere they go.”
“We’ve been pleased to work with Sigma Designs while developing the portable DVR platform,” said Dr. Paul Liao, Chief Technology Officer, Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE: MC). “The company’s chips enable our product to give customers a reliable and sharp, crisp video viewing experience wherever and whenever they want it.”
When placed onto a docking station that functions as a standard DVR set-top box, the AnyPlay P-DVR lets viewers watch and record television programs from their television sets. However, unlike a traditional set-top box, it can be taken out of its docking station, so recorded programs can be watched anywhere in or out of the home on the AnyPlay P-DVR.
About Sigma Designs, Inc.
Sigma Designs is a leading fabless provider of highly integrated system-on-chip, or SoC, solutions that are used to deliver multimedia entertainment throughout the home. For more information, please visit Sigma Designs’ web site at www.sigmadesigns.com.